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Cheap/Free Textbook Rentals for Next Semester

  With the start of the new semester slowly creeping up, we are all worried about how we are going to afford textbooks (hint: avoid the bookstore). Buying from the bookstore might seems like a quick and easy idea. However, when hundreds of dollars are at stake, I’ll jump around from site to site and find the best deals. Amazon They tend to have excellent deals on textbooks via Amazon Prime, or you can find them used. I found a $120 book for $15, and all I have to do…

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It’s Okay To Be Happy: Advice From WC Students

With the holiday season, officially in full swing and Twitter has become increasingly depressing (because for some reason that is how social media works). It’s November which means: it gets dark at 5 o’clock, it’s either cold or raining, or both, people are bitter this time of year if they do not have a special someone, we have no motivation to finish our assignments, we are going broke, and our finals are creeping up. However, if you are one of people who manage to avoid all the bleakness and depression……

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Wands for Wildlife Drive Good for Health and Environment

SLEB will be hosting Wands for Wildlife drive at Wilmington College until December 4 to send mascara wands to North Carolina. Mascara only has a shelf life of three months once opened. If used for longer it could potentially lead to an eye infection due to the bacteria that grows on the brush. The wands will be used to help remove fly eggs and larva from the animal’s fur. They work well because the bristles are close together. They will be used to help small animals like ducks and rabbits….

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Underrated Halloween Films to Watch This Season

Underrated Halloween Films As the Halloween spirit comes to an end, you might feel some pressure to partake in Halloween activates: an easy one to do is watch some scary movies with your friends, because at this point all the good pumpkins are probably taken. 5. Corpse Bride My personal favorite Halloween movie has something for everyone to enjoy. For starters: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter. It has incredible musical numbers from start to finish and a plot like no other movie. If you’re an art major…

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Ally Drive To Show Support for LGBTQ+ Community at WC

SPECTRA will be hosting an Ally Drive on Friday, October 27. The Ally Drive is an event designed for those who identify as LGTBQ+ to show their appreciation to allies. Students will be tabling in Pyle this week to raise awareness, generate interest, and hand out rainbow wristbands, which members of SPECTRA encourage allies to wear the whole week (or longer). The rainbow bracelets are to show support as an ally. President Cascie Powles said, “At the meeting, there will be guest speakers who will be giving testimonies about how…

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The Five Most Underrated Aspects of Wilmington College

As students who attend a small college, it is easy to forget all the good qualities we fell in love with in the beginning. 5.) The Beauty of the Campus Wilmington maintains a beautiful campus that we sometimes take for granted. We don’t notice the grass isn’t cut until it scratches our ankles as we’re taking a shortcut to class. Professor Allen Beatty reminds everyone what a beautiful campus we have by continually posting pictures on the app (Thanks Allen for making sure we all appreciate the beauty). As sophomore,…

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WC Drag Show and the Quaker Value of Equality

Wilmington College (WC) SPECTRA will be hosting their bi-annual Drag SPECTRAcular on Wednesday, October 18 at 9:09 in the Top. This semester there will be between 5 to 7 Queens, including 4 returning Queens: Eris Grey, Cherry Poppins, Roxy Nikole, and Anita Coxxx. Students can expect a night of fun, amazing music, topical humor, and for the boundaries to be pushed. WC Professor and Spectra Advisor, Bonnie Erwin said, “Drag is important to SPECTRA because of the role that this kind of performance played in early Pride movements, but it’s…

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The Unacknowledged Transition, Freshman to Sophomore Year

Freshman year may seem like a breeze with introduction classes and financial support through those scholarships you received in high school. However, when sophomore year rolls around, as a student you can feel lost – and extra stressed. Sophomore Kennedy Horn said, “After my freshman year I realized it was time to buckle down and start focusing on getting on track for vet school after graduation.” As classes get harder, you may have to find ways to manage your time better with all the requirements for classes, work, studying, and…

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Diversity In Action, a Club of 1000+ Members

Diversity in Action (DNA) is a discussion group at Wilmington College for all students, who want their voice heard. The first discussion will be entitled “Respecting America: Where are we?” Chip Murdock, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, explained, “In mind, we have 1000+ members; they just don’t realize that they’re part of the group.” DNA is not a club that has set specific meeting times; rather the group meets as certain issues arise. The point of the meeting is to be as informal and inviting as possible so that students…

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Veterinarians of Tomorrow Looking to Increase Membership

Veterinarians of Tomorrow (VOT) is a club at Wilmington College for students interested in and have a love of animals, and their first meeting will be on September 27 at 7 pm in the Student Lounge in the library. The club currently has about five active members but is in the process of acquirement. Students do not have to be pre-vet to join. Chelsea Argo said, “[At meetings] we mainly just talk about what we have planned thus far for the semester. We will be discussing possible events for this…

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